The State of Women and Politics in Alabama

Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: The Hotel Capstone
Cost: 25.00 


The Alabama Political Science Association (AlaPSA) will hold its 40th Annual Meeting at the Hotel Capstone on the University of Alabama campus. The conference begins on Friday, April 19, 2013 at noon and goes until Saturday, April 20 until 2 p.m.This year's meeting highlights papers and presentations on a range of topics, including public policy (both state and national perspectives), American politics, international politics, and political theory.

The highlight of the conference will take place Friday evening during the annual meeting banquet, which will feature a symposium titled "The State of Women and Politics in Alabama." The state of Alabama ranks 47th out of 50 states when it comes to the political representation of women. The symposium participants will offer their perspectives on why this is the case and what needs to be changed so that women in Alabama are better-represented in the future. The symposium is chaired by former Chair of the Alabama Women's Commission, Dr. Lori Owens (Jacksonville State University), and will feature analysis and observations from a wide range of political scientists and prominent female elected officials, including State Representative Mary Sue McClurkin (R-Pelham), State Representative Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham), State Senator Linda Coleman (D-Birmingham), and Judge Beth Kellum (R-Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals). Tickets for the banquet are available to the public for $25 per person.

For more information about the meeting, including tickets to the banquet and symposium, contact Political Science Chair Richard Fording (

Contact Info: Richard Fording, (205) 348-5981,

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